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Health and medicine web links

British National Formulary

The British National Formulary provides information on the selection and the use of medicines available in the UK. The site is available to all, but free registration is required.


Carersnet is a website for carers in Surrey, with links to other Surrey groups, and carers nationally. Find information on transport, legal matters, carer breaks, and local carers' newsletters.

Complimentary and Natural Healthcare Council

The Complimentary and Natural Healthcare Council provides information about natural health care and registered complimentary therapists.

Dementia Gateway

Dementia Gateway is a website about dementia: what it is, what it means for daily life, and how to better support those living with dementia. 


The General Dental Council's website for checking details of dentists in the UK. Also includes a link to Find a Dentist, if you are looking for a dentist near your home or work.

Doctor's register

The Doctors' register, run by the General Medical Council, lets you check the registration details of doctors in the UK. The GMC are the body set up to protect the rights of patients.

Dr Foster

Dr Foster is an independent organisation which collects and analyses information on the availability and quality of health services in the UK. Use Dr Foster to make the most informed decisions on how to access the right healthcare.

Electronic Medicines Compendium

Electronic Medicines Compendium provides detailed information on prescribed drugs and medicines, as well as links to other health organisations.

First Steps Surrey 

First Steps Surrey is an NHS-led service offering friendly advice and information on mental health and emotional issues to the public and employers in Surrey.


Healthypages is a searchable website for therapies and alternative medicine services.

Hospice Information

Hospice Information provides information on hospice care in the UK and worldwide.

Hypnotherapy Directory

The Hypnotherapy Directory is a searchable website where you can learn more about hypnotherapy and locate your nearest hypnotherapist.

Macmillan cancer information

Macmillan cancer information. Cancerbackup has merged with Macmillan providing a wealth of high quality information about cancer.

Merck Manual

The Merck Manual of medical information is the online version of the manual of health conditions. Search or browse for a subject to find information on symptoms, diagnosis and treatments.


Netdoctor is a website which gives information on health conditions, health centres, and other health-related resources. Search by keyword, or browse for the subject you want. Also covers finding a doctor, and details of support groups.

NHS Choices

NHS Choices is the National Health Service website which gives links and information on best health treatments, local doctors and dentists, details of the NHS direct phone line, and explanations of thousands of medical conditions.

NHS Health Apps Library

NHS Health Apps Library has apps to help you manage your health which are reviewed by the NHS to ensure they are clinically safe and rated by you and the health care community. 

NHS Health Information Resources

NHS Health Information Resources, formerly the National Library for Health, this website contains electronic health resources intended to act as a source of authoritative evidence and best practice to support health care in the NHS.

Opticians' register

Opticians' register, the website of the General Optical Council to view the opticians' register and search for details of a practice.

Patient UK

Patient UK includes links to support groups, medical information, drug treatments, leaflets and other websites on many health conditions.

Surrey Information Point

Surrey Information Point is a free directory of information, services, organisations and activities to support adults in Surrey to live independently.

Primary Health Care

Primary Health Care: All GP practices now belong to a Commissioning Care Group which commissions most services on behalf of patients,

  • Updated: 22 May 2015
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